Washington Redskins Trent Williams carted off

The Washington Redskins are already without top wide receiver Pierre Garcon, and they now have to deal without starting left tackle Trent Williams. He has been carted off an replaced by Jordan Black after blocking an Alfred Morris rush.

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Williams has injured his right knee, and he is out for the game after it was initially reported that his return was questionable. He is easily the most important offensive lineman on the team at the left tackle position, and the third-year star really broke out last season after an inconsistent but promising rookie season.

The Redskins are currently tied 7-7 with the Cincinnati Bengals, as Mohamed Sanu (yes, the rookie wide receiver) threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green to open the scoring. The ‘Skins answered back after Ryan Kerrigan pressured Andy Dalton into throwing an interception to Rob Jackson, who dove into the end zone as he caught it.

Dalton is prone to throwing picks when pressured, and Kerrigan is one of the best young outside pass rushers in the game. Without Brian Orakpo, however, it may be tougher for him to keep it up since the Bengals can key in on him more without his partner in crime on the other side.

His replacement, Jordan Black, was signed this offseason and has not played in a game since the 2010 season while with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In fact, he wasn’t viewed as a player who would make the Redskins 53-man roster.

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